Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday voiced readiness to join efforts with China to further the alignment of Turkey’s Middle Corridor project & the Chinese proposed Belt and Road Initiative, with a view to advancing bilateral relations continuously.

 President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Ambassador Deng Li
Photo: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan received Ambassador Deng Li of the People’s Republic of China at the Presidential Complex.

As he received the credentials presented by new Chinese Ambassador Deng Li in Ankara, Erdogan said Turkey attaches high importance to its relationship with China, and is ready to further harmonise each other’s development projects so as to expand bilateral ties steadily by means of tapping the potentials for cooperation in such fields as politics, economy and culture, and promoting trade, investment, tourism and major projects between the two countries.

Erdogan also asked Deng to convey his best regards to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

For his part, Deng extended Xi’s good wishes to Erdogan, pledging all efforts to implement the important consensus reached by the two heads of state that are charting the course of bilateral cooperation, actively support pragmatic cooperation in all fields, and promote the alignment of the development projects of the two countries.

Deng arrived in Turkey for his New office last month.